Fundamentals of Mathematics (with CD-ROM, Make the Grade, and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2002
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Succeed in math with FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS! By offering a comprehensive review of all basic mathematics concepts, this mathematics text takes the intimidation out of arithmetic and makes learning accessible to everyone. Studying is made easy with tools found throughout the text such as objectives, vocabulary definitions, calculator examples, good advice for studying, concept reviews, and chapter tests. Through caution remarks that alert you to common pitfalls and how and why segments that explain and demonstrate concepts and skills in a step-by-step format, you will easily build confidence in your own skills.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with a Good Advice for Studying section and a chapter-specific application, then concludes with Key Concepts, Review Exercises, True-False Concept Review, Test, and a Group Project
1. Whole Numbers
Whole Numbers and Tables: Writing, Rounding, and Inequalities
Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Whole Number Exponents and Powers of 10. Order of Operations
Average, Median, and Mode
Drawing and Interpreting Graphs
2. Primes and Multiples
Divisibility Tests
Divisors, Factors, and Greatest Common Factor
Primes and Composites
Prime Factorization and Greatest Common Factor
Least Common Multiple
3. Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Proper and Improper Fractions; Mixed Numbers
Simplifying Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
Building Fractions; Listing in Order; Inequalities
Adding Fractions
Adding Mixed Numbers
Subtracting Fractions
Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Order of Operations; Average
4. Decimals
Decimals: Reading, Writing, and Rounding
Changing Decimals to Fractions; Listing in Order
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10; Scientific Notation
Dividing Decimals ; Changing Fractions to Decimals
Order of Operations; Average, Median, and Mode
5. Ratio and Proportion
Ratio and Rate
Solving Proportions
Applications of Proportions
6. Percent
The Meaning of Percent
Changing Decimals to Percent
Changing Percents to Decimals
Changing Fractions to Percents
Changing Percents to Fractions
Fractions, Decimals, Percents: A Review
Solving Percent Problems
Applications of Percent
Business Applications of Percent
7. Measurement and Geometry (This chapter is optional)
Measuring Length
Measuring Capacity, Weight, and Temperature
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
8. Algebra Preview: Signed Numbers (This chapter is optional)
Opposites and Absolute Value
Adding Signed Numbers
Subtracting Signed Numbers
Multiplying Signed Numbers
Dividing Signed Numbers
Order of Operations: A Review
Solving Equations
Prime Factors of Numbers 1 through 100. Squares and Square Roots (0 to 199)

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